With the long and harsh winter now just a distant memory (remember the “Big Beast from the East?) the Band’s concert programme is well under way; and this year we are looking forward to two special and prestigious engagements in London in June.
The Musical Museum in Kew is home to an extensive and world famous collection of musical instruments. From the tiniest of clockwork music boxes to the Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ in our concert hall, you can listen to and learn about an impressive array of reproducing pianos, pipe organs and violin players. The Museum’s theatre space hosts a variety of musical concerts, films and dances throughout the year, and the Band is privileged to have been asked to give a concert as part of the Museum’s summer programme.
From Kew we go on to Windsor to perform at the bandstand in Windsor Castle, which promises to be an exciting event only days after the Royal Wedding. Our previous engagements at the Queen’s Jubilee Garden Party and the Sandringham Flower Show have been outstanding milestones in the Band’s history, and we are looking forward to another successful summer venture after last year’s participation in the Menin Gate ceremony at Ypres on the Centenary of the battle of Passchendaele in 1917.
Ian Colman MBE – Musical Director